"Woven Interiority" is Volume Forty of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of productions. All eight songs in this collection were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Kansas City, Kansas, between May and August, 2013. During this period, Goff was developing new arrangements for some of his songs, so he could perform them for live audiences. Of all the songs in this collection, only "Ritual" had ever previously been performed in public (in 1987, with Killr "Mark" Kaswan of Disism). Careful use of a Boss RC 20X Loop Station Loop Duplicator played a big part in creating the live orchestrations featured here. The basic instruments showcased in these live recordings are an Ovation Acoustic Guitar, a Korg R3 Vocoder/Synthesizer, and Goff's voice.
A variety of factors prevented Goff from actually taking the stage with these new arrangements in 2013. He did, however, video-record himself performing six of these arrangements. This collection of videos, entitled: "Live From The Taped Rugs Studio" is available to the public at this location:
None of the recorded performances on "Woven Interiority" are taken from the video performances of "Live From The Taped Rugs Studio." Instead, Goff compiled this collection from the hours and hours of rehearsals and experiments that he recorded during the spring and summer of 2013. To make "Woven Interiority" a unique presentation, Goff specifically selected titles that do not appear on the video as well as songs with different arrangements from those in the video set. To give the feel of a live performance to this collection, he chose to present it as a single recording, rather than as a series of individual performances. The songs appear in this order:
1 Fink Void (performed August 17, 2013) First made public on "Volatile Volitions," 1990.
2 The Goose In The Pillow (performed July 27, 2013) First made public on "Live From The Taped Rugs Studio," 2013.
3 Heroin (Reed) (performed May 25, 2013) First made public by Goff on "Volatile Volitions," 1990.
4 Deja You (performed July 20, 2013) First made public on "Vociferous Velvet," 1991.
5 Ritual (Goff/Kaswan) (performed July 27, 2013) First made public on "Disism/DD Downer," 1987.
6 Ours (performed August 2, 2013) First made public on "Might As Well Beyond Venus," 1980.
7 And I Love Her (Lennon/McCartney) (performed July 15, 2013) First made public by Goff on "33 & A Third," 1992.
8 Fly Away (performed July 20, 2013) First made public on "Might As Well Beyond Venus," 1980.